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New Kodak EasyShare CX7430 and CX7300 Digital Cameras Simplify Picture-Taking, Sharing and Printing

  • 02 March, 2004 12:20

<p>- Latest Models Pair High Image Quality with Great Value
- Compatible with the Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock for At-Home Prints</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 2 March 2004 — Building upon its popular EasyShare consumer digital photography system, Kodak today introduced two new digital cameras to the EasyShare CX family -- the CX7430 camera, with 4 megapixel (MP) resolution and 3X optical zoom and the CX7300 camera, with 3 MP resolution and a fixed-focus lens. Both offer one-touch picture sharing, outstanding picture quality and Kodak’s hallmark simplicity of operation.</p>
<p>The CX7430 model also integrates Kodak’s new camera favourites feature for storing multiple pictures in an on-camera digital photo album. Each picture can then be shared anytime on the camera’s 1.6-inch indoor/outdoor LCD screen, or printed in as little as 90 seconds with the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000. The CX7300 model is a fun and reliable point-and-shoot digital camera designed for the entry-level digital photographer.</p>
<p>Mr Steve Morley, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Digital &amp; Applied Imaging Products, Kodak Digital &amp; Film Imaging Systems Division. “Our Kodak EasyShare CX cameras are very well received in Australia. According to GfK Marketing Services, three of the top ten most popular digital cameras sold here in December 2003 were from the CX range. We believe these products will have the same appeal to consumers who are looking for an affordable camera to capture their special moments.”</p>
<p>Both cameras allow owners to quickly select pictures for printing and e-mail — with up to 32 e-mail addresses stored right on the camera — with a touch of the exclusive, red-jewelled “Share” button.</p>
<p>KODAK EASYSHARE CX7430 zoom digital camera
The EasyShare CX7430 camera, with an expected retail price of A$499 combines fully automatic point-and-shoot convenience — including nine scene and colour modes — with 4MP resolution and the new Kodak Color Science image processing chip, resulting in vibrant prints up to 20 x 30 inches. Taking advantage of the Kodak Retinar aspheric, all-glass 3X optical zoom lens, plus selectable exposure metering, ISO equivalents, and focus zones, camera owners can capture breathtaking pictures under multiple lighting conditions.</p>
<p>The CX7430 camera also features TV-quality (VGA) video capture and playback capability. An automatic picture rotation feature makes pictures taken vertically appear right side up on the camera, computer screen or television. In addition, the camera is always ready to snap a picture by simply depressing the shutter button, regardless of which capture mode or menu is active — a feature unique to EasyShare.</p>
<p>KODAK EASYSHARE CX7300 digital camera
The EasyShare CX7300 camera, with an expected retail price of A$249 has a 3.2MP resolution and 3X digital zoom, providing remarkably crisp, vibrant prints up to 11 x 14 inches. It has additional features that make it easy for people to take pictures and video clips in a variety of settings; preview and review their pictures; and share pictures right on the camera, by e-mail, or as prints made at home, online, or at a retail location.</p>
<p>The Kodak EasyShare CX7430 zoom and CX7300 digital cameras will be available be available in Australia and New Zealand from March 2004.</p>
<p>Kodak EasyShare software and docks
An optional Kodak EasyShare camera dock 6000 (NZ$129) is available for people who want to transfer their pictures quickly to a connected computer with the touch of one button. The dock also provides a full battery charge for these cameras in less than three hours. In addition to offering the same features as a camera dock, the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 (AU$299, NZ$349) provides camera owners with real, waterproof Kodak 4 x 6-inch prints in as little as 90 seconds.</p>
<p>Like all EasyShare cameras, the new CX models include Kodak EasyShare software for WINDOWS and MACINTOSH systems, providing effortless digital picture transfer, organisation, editing, sharing and printing. The software’s exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature — which takes advantage of proprietary colour technologies developed by Kodak — helps WINDOWS OS users get vibrant, true-to-life prints from home inkjet printers, while reducing the trial, error and waste usually associated with home photo printing.</p>
<p>The award-winning Kodak EasyShare consumer digital photography system — consisting of cameras, software, camera and printer docks, inkjet and thermal papers, and accessories — makes it simple for anyone to take, organise, share, and print high quality digital pictures.</p>
<p>More information on Kodak EasyShare products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.</p>
<p>- ENDS -</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Maria Bonanni
Network Communications
Phone: (02) 9267 9477
Fax: (02) 9267 9466
Email: maria.bonanni@networkpr.com.au</p>
<p>About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services &amp; media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyse and print images). With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand colour printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display &amp; Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital &amp; Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.</p>

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